School of Performing Arts

Dance and Creative Performance

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The BA (Hons) Dance and Creative Performance degree offers you the opportunity to learn about dance from an all-round perspective.

The BA (Hons) Dance and Creative Performance degree offers you the opportunity to learn about dance from an all-round perspective.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code W50A
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School School of Performing Arts
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Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Dance and Creative Performance degree offers you the opportunity to learn about dance from an all-round perspective. The course will prepare you to enter the world of work and/or further study and aims to produce graduates who are confident in their ability to work in a globally changing world and who are prepared to make a significant contribution to local and wider dance and arts communities.

Through your dance studies, you will become versatile and critically reflective in thinking and practice, engage in different dance genres, and become skilled in the use of new technologies relating to dance. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and experience to enter the performing arts industry or to use transferable skills to enter a wide range of careers. Our optional module pathways enable you to broaden and develop a range of skills which will be of benefit in the performing arts industry.

What happens on the course?

The BA (Hons) Dance and Creative Performance degree develops your studio practice through studying a range of techniques and repertoire (including contemporary, ballet and jazz), and learn skills in choreography for making dances for the studio, stage, specific sites, and film. You will expand your knowledge of these practices through understanding their historical and cultural context, and through critical reflection. You will develop industry skills and explore the role of new technology in the creation and performance of a range of dance works. In addition, you will discover how the scientific aspects of dance, such as fitness components and performance psychology inform and enhance your dance practice.

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As a graduate of this course you will be able to ..

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interplay between critical and creative modes of enquiry withinthe dance field and other disciplines, practices, concepts and skills for performances and creation of performances in dance 
  • Critically engage in independent research for performance, creation and/or production of performance through an understanding, evaluation and interpretation of appropriate theories, performance vocabularies, techniques and crafts in dance and related subjects.
  • Use project management skills to organise/ realise/develop activities in dance and develop skills in critical engagement, demonstrating the ability to operate and think reflexively, creatively and critically to construct and present arguments in a range of ways appropriate to dance performance and creation.
  • Demonstrate creative and intelligent understanding of key components of performance within the dance discipline and intelligent engagement with critical and theoretical perspectives appropriate to the study of dance performance and the creation of dance performance
  • Engage creatively and critically in appropriate independent research, whether investigating past or present dance performances or as part of the process of creating newperformance as well as identify and interpret critically the cultural frameworks that surround creative and performance events in dance. 
  • Manage personal workloads efficiently, negotiate and pursue goals with others and to work creatively and imaginatively in a group; have the developed creative skills needed for the realisation of practice-based work.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • Rock School (RSL) L3 Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts - grade M
  • UAL L3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and Production Arts - grade M

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Other Requirements

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted to attend an Audition. Further details can be found at Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.



 “Work-based learning modules as well as studio-based modules gave me the skills and knowledge I am now using as a dance artist within performance, devising work, and also managing myself and my time”.

Rebecca Namgauds (2013 graduate) dance artist and award-winning choreographer, working with Marso Riviere, Hofesh Shechter, and creating commissioned solo work.

“The facilities available to students were excellent and the support received from the lecturers was of the highest standard”.

Amy Baker, (2013 graduate), international ballroom dance champion, dance artist and teacher

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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